the time being? >> reporter: he is staying in office and running the pentagon till hagel is confirmed. but not necessarily running the pentagon from right here. he went back to his california home over the weekend. he will travel this week to brussels for a nato summit. hagel was supposed to go to that summit. and then the big question is, after that, somewhere in the saturday, sunday, monday time frame, will leon panetta just go back to california, continue to do the job from there? will he have to come back to washington? tuesday's the big day, wolf, that's when we may find out hagel's fate. >> as far as hagel is concerned, how much grumbling, if any, do you hear over there at the pentagon, that he's becoming such a political, i guess, cause, democrats supporting him, republicans opposing him, that if in fact he is confirmed, he probably will be, but if he's confirmed, he won't be an effective representative for the pentagon in dealing with congress? because you really do need bipartisan support.